Billy Friend

Meeting the new demands of truly efficient manufacturing

Chad Gates, Managing Director / CEO, Pronto Software Ltd The lessons of the pandemic have made real-time data more critical than ever in optimising manufacturing processes to minimise waste and maximise profitability.
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manufacturing challenges

Current challenges in the manufacturing industry and the impact on your financial reports

By Rafael Morillo Maldonado, RSM Australia Partner, Assurance and Advisory Services The manufacturing sector continues to feel the after-effects of COVID-19. Many countries have reactivated their economies, moving to a post-COVID ‘new normal.’ However, the challenges that emerged during the pandemic, including staff shortages, remain.
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Additive Assurance

Additive Assurance raises $1.6M, announces partnership with Defence and appoints industry expert to Board

Former Head of Head of Market Development at Siemens Australia has joined Additive Assurance after the company raised over one million dollars and announced partnership with Defence.
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Local manufacturers lead Australia’s charge into billion dollar animal health industry

Melbourne head-quartered manufacturer ANCA, a vertically integrated operator that specialises in precision tooling, is working with Bendigo-based The Edge Equine to produce equine dental products, primarily rasps for manual horse dentistry. Read More
Vonda Fenwick

Manufacturing leader set for retirement

Vonda Fenwick has spent much of her illustrious career serving the manufacturing industry. Manufacturers’ Monthly sat down with the South East Melbourne Manufacturers Alliance CEO to reflect on her career as she prepares for retirement.
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An intelligent compressor for electric vehicles

SuperCool has collaborated with Griffith University to develop a truly innovative semi-hermetically sealed electric swash plate compressor. Billy Friend caught up with managing director Mark Mitchell to discover how the company’s sometimes unconventional engineering leads to exceptional performance. 
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